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Night vision camera

Can anyone recommend a night vision camera for seeing what is happening outside at night ?

eithne hennessy
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

I would like recommendations as well pls

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Depends on a lot of things as to what you want to spend , what distance you want and picture quality , for basic stuff most off the shelf cameras with ir will work

dave w
Sunday, October 16th, 2016

I just want to see what animals visit my garden at night, and see if anything visits the hen house during the day.
I want to spend under Ä100.

eithne hennessy
Monday, October 17th, 2016

I bought a system on Aliexpress for £80, the brand is Annke, it was 4 cameras with IR for night vision, a recording box which you have to install a hard drive in for recording, good system, decent quality. you can view your cameras from any where via a mobile app.

Emmet Mcknight
Monday, October 17th, 2016

Hard Drive will likely cost a few if you want a decent memory cache, how much memory does a video take Emmet? It sounds an interesting system!

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Emmet do you have anymore detail as I am finding it hard to find that one, thanks Eithne

eithne hennessy
Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Motorola Focus 73 Wi-Fi HD Security Camera. 218/9589
In Argos.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Thanks for the replys

eithne hennessy
Thursday, October 20th, 2016

My brother gave me an old computer hard drive, I get 16 days continuous recording of 4 cameras, it overwrites itself.

I'll try and get a link of the system I bought and put it up.

Emmet Mcknight
Friday, October 21st, 2016

CCTV recording systems may not suit everyone. Power is needed, plus Internet or network connectivity and/or hard drive storage. If your chickens are not close to the house that may be a stretch.

An alternative that may suit is a trailcam, which can record photos or videos on a memory card. See for some background. I have bought on Amazon, from Trailcampro in the US and from NHBS in the UK (I use them for wildlife surveillance). Currently I use Bushnell Aggressor No Glow units (no glow means no visible LED when recording). Cheaper models without HD recording may be perfectly fine for basic monitoring of whether or not there are foxes sniffing around. Lidl has sold some very basic models in the past for as little as Ä50 but I'd recommend spending a bit more. A popular inexpensive brand on Amazon is Acorn. I've had mixed results with these; image quality and robustness are not the best (they glow when recording so not may not be suitable for covert use).

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

For the same purpose, Three weeks ago I bought from Amazon Uk a camera called Trail Camera,Vizzlema 12MP HD Wildlife Hunting Camera with Infrared Night Vision 940nm. for £79, I like it, it spotted a mouse in the dark, but the distance was only 180 CM. pictures and videos are of good quality.

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

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